Lindsay Freeman

Lindsay Freeman

Law and Policy Director

Lindsay Freeman is the Director of Law and Policy at the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center. Freeman is an international human rights lawyer with experience working at the International Criminal Court and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. She specializes in the use of technology, digital evidence and online investigations for justice and accountability purposes, particularly in the investigation and prosecution of high-level perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Freeman leads the drafting team of The Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigations, an international protocol co-published by HRC and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. She also runs HRC’s professional workshops on open source investigations, and has provided training to numerous organizations including the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, UN Office of Drugs and Crime, and the Institute for International Criminal Investigations. She is a member of  the American Bar Association’s International Criminal Justice Standards Advisory Group and the Pacific Council on International Policy. Previously, Freeman worked as a trial lawyer for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and a law clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Economic Crime and Securities Fraud Unit. She holds an Adv. LL.M. in public International Law from Leiden University, a J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Middlebury College.